Tear down these *red* curtains
M Eastman
M Eastman
Nov 5, 2014

Tear down these red curtains
and let light into
grown accustomed
to melancholy

Peter Davies
Peter Davies
May 6, 2015

I see it there
The curtain on the wall
Where there is no window.
There is nothing to cover,
Yet it stays tied shut.
The lace tails quiver
With imaginary wind;
It drips with
Invisible rain.

#free   #form   #imaginary   #curtain  

Earth's a comedy in three acts and we're approaching curtain.

#end   #10w   #earth   #play   #final   #comedy   #curtain   #beryldov   #finale   #three-acts  
My eyelids are curtains
Tony Scallo
Tony Scallo
Dec 1, 2014

My eyelids are curtains
That cast a silhouette of my soul,
You're blind to what's behind them,
While they remain closed
They wait to open;

And the light will soon shine
Front and center stage,
An audience of people
To watch my life play;

It is a show, every single day

#life   #eyes   #soul   #eyelids   #curtains  
Sunlight streaks through red curtains
Janella Sanchez
Janella Sanchez
Nov 8, 2015

Sunlight streaks through red curtains
The room is painted orange
Now yellow

A yellow room
How melancholic
How sad

Ask me what color sadness is
I will take you
To the room where the sun
Bathes four walls
With forgotten memories
Forlorn hopes
Pangs of guilt
Staggering regrets

I will take you
Where sadness fills a room
From ceiling to floor

Sunlight streaks through red curtains
The room is no longer painted orange
But yellow

Even when the sun has sunk
The color yellow remains
Like an unvanishing afterthought

Jul 20, 2014

I used to show him my most,
embarrassing, humiliated pictures

I used to tell him,
everything I felt bad about.

He knows all the little flaws,
that clung on my body
He knows every story,
I left behind with my past

He knows my thoughts,
how I feel,
and what I wrote.

He loves me so much,
and would never give up on me.

But I need to stop it all,
because my skin felt a lightweight curtain
between the both of us
and my heart feels,
it might be an invisible dark one.

My guy best friend, feeling lately that I was wrong. Telling him everything and anything. Because when I dig deeper, most privacy of mine was told then his.
#trust   #friend   #best   #black   #me   #no   #he   #guy   #curtain   #bestie  
Supriya Hegde
Supriya Hegde
Nov 9, 2015

Beyond the pure curtain of mist,
At a distance stood the lofty hill,
Somewhere in between - she does exist,
Changing course of climate at her will;

On every leaf, a raindrop danced,
Nature sat like a fairy's child,
At all the greenery, she glanced,
Her tune - a perfect rhythm and mild;

Then, she stood with open arms,
To embrace the first unceasing rain,
As though the rains were charms,
Her eyes were bright without pain;

The melody echoed in the meadows,
In the bushes little flowers bloomed,
Little creatures stayed in the shadows,
And in the shimmering moonlight she loomed;

Raindrops lost to the vast sea,
The waves splashed onto the shore,
She gave in to the plea,
A gown of blue and green she wore;

#peace   #fall   #happiness   #rain   #nature   #winter   #growth   #mist   #curtain   #greenery  
Priyanshi Dass
Priyanshi Dass
Jun 5, 2015

Wait; don’t pull the sheets, just yet
Give me a moment to breathe, to let the last tear fall
A broken heart still lies on an unmade bed

Let the smoke clear of the red stained cigarette
It’s funny, how even in daylight, a whisper darkens all
Wait; don’t pull the sheets, just yet

What is love, if not an exciting game of roulette?
Time played its hand; better place a bet, fate now holds the ball
A broken heart still lies on an unmade bed

To be fair, it wasn’t all blood, tears and sweat
Who was the winner who was the loser? It was far too close to call
Wait; don’t pull the sheets, just yet

Tell me, would I be easy, to write off as a love lost; to forget
Or do you, like me, spend sleepless nights, for a late night phone call
A broken heart still lies on an unmade bed

Don’t close your eyes, there isn’t much to regret
I’m not ready yet, to release my breath; for the curtain call
Wait; don’t pull the sheets, just yet
A broken heart still lies on an unmade bed

-പ്രിയാന്ഷി ദാസ്‌

#love   #heart   #hate   #end   #hurt   #relationship   #angst   #agony   #curtain  

Swish of the curtain,
Click of the light.
Darkness envelops,
Ensues the night.

#fear   #sleep   #darkness   #night   #nighttime   #danger   #curtains  
Amidst curtains and curtains of black, sunken eyes
Dylan D
Jan 29, 2010

Her vitals are dropping like flies

The air in the room is staler than bread

Everyone here is a critic of sorts

Amidst curtains and curtains of black, sunken eyes

Her dreams are breaking like stone

The table beside her is colder than ice

She feels love on her arm but can’t love it back

Can only see curtains of palpable bones

So meager, her breath, it drops.

Falls flat.

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